I fell in love with Mexico over the course of eight days spent romping through Mexico City, and Veracruz last summer. I saw amazing displays of community, tasted incredible food, and touched ancient artifacts. I'd like to extend this experience to you, too. I've done the foot work (literally), I have read the histories, I have mapped the itineraries out. All you need to do is join me.
Starting February 2018, AfroBuenaventura will begin leading groups on informative, hands-on, fun trips to Afro-Latin America. Two inaugural trips will be offered to Mexico.
Trips with AfroBuenaventura provide curated excursions to communities often hidden from mainstream tourism, dynamic educational experiences that will provide a backdrop against which you can navigate a new culture, and diverse, well-planned itineraries that mix fun into it all. Did I mention that I'll be your personal photographer and deliver social media ready photos each step of the way? Yea, that part!
What's included when you travel with AfroBuenaventura?
A fully curated itinerary that will engage the traveler in educational, and recreational experiences
Access to exclusive AfroBuenaventura content, including the #TravelAsSelfCare Worksheet, pre-departure resources, and facilitated in-country group discussions
Social media-ready photos of you each step of the journey
Safe and secure accommodations for the duration of the trip
Major ground transportation and ground transfers
Museum admissions and tours
Trip 1: February 9-14, 2017
Spend five days experiencing black communities in Veracruz, Mexico during Carnival, Latin America’s version of Mardi Gras. We’ll visit Coyolillo, known for its African influenced celebrations, and Yanga, the first freed community in the Americas. This trip will give you first hand access to communities often hidden from sight. Black Mexicans exist, and you'll be able to share the delight of the pre-Easter season as they re-enact rituals and dances passed on from their African ancestors. The trip will have a focus on providing a historical understanding of the contemporary realities faced by Afro-mestizo communities.
Trip 2: February 14-17, 2017
Mexico City: The Ancient, The Contemporary, The Fiesta
Stay in one of Mexico City’s historic neighborhoods which juxtapose old and new architecture, walkable tree lined streets, skyscrapers, and the famous taco carts. Take day trips to the Pyramids at Teotihuacan, the art filled home of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and the city’s largest market. We’ll also get out and enjoy the nightlife in La Zona Rosa, the city’s vibrant gayborhood. Mexico City has much to offer, so you’ll also be encouraged to get out on your own to explore.